Small Group Consultations

Narrative Practices Consultation Group

Facilitated by Jim Duvall

Online trainingConsultation groups offer a supportive and generative environment for experienced narrative practitioners seeking to continue expanding their knowledge and skills.

The next consultation group will start on Friday, September 8, 2023 and run for six 3-hour sessions, every 3 weeks.

The narrative philosophy and ethical stance will be clearly addressed while creating abundant space for interactive practice and further skill development. The experience will include advanced theoretical exploration, recorded examples of narrative therapy sessions of internationally recognized practitioners, peer group discussion, reflection on participants’ work including rich retellings of those stories through group definitional ceremony and experiential exercises emphasizing micro-skill development.

  • 3 hours every three weeks (virtual).
  • Six sessions = total 18 hrs
  • Maximum group size = 8 participants.


DATES: Sept. 8, 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, 2023. Jan. 12, 2024

TIMES: 1:00 pm – 4:00pm (US/ Canada Central Time)

FEE:  $540.00 (USD)

CANCELATION POLICY: due to the nature of this group, cancelations with refund will be available only until August 1st, minus $50 administrative fee.


Jim Duvall is Co-Director of JST Institute and Editor of Journal of Systemic Therapies. His experience as a therapist, educator, consultant, speaker, editor, and author spans over four decades. He has spent over 300 hours studying and collaborating with Michael White in training, writing and community projects. His work aims to integrate time-sensitive narrative practices within social justice principles.

In addition to numerous articles, book chapters, Jim co-authored a policy paper (Duvall, J., Young, K., Kays-Burden, A., 2012), No more, no less: Brief mental health services for children and youth. His co-authored book (Duvall & Béres, 2011), Innovations in narrative therapy: Connecting practice, training and research, WW Norton and Company is the first book to integrate training and research with narrative therapy resulting in compelling practice-based evidence. He is the co-editor (Beaudoin & Duvall, 2017) of Collaborative therapy and neurobiology: Evolving practices in action.

He has offered hundreds of workshops, courses, and keynote presentations with organizations throughout Canada, US, Australia, Asia and Europe. Other times Jim can be found playing music with his friends or boating on the Gulf of Mexico with his partner, family and their dog, Sailor.

All JST Institute courses and workshops are currently offered on ZOOM. For a full list of current training opportunities, including this consultation group, please visit our training calendar.